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Medusa's Head
Scientific Name: Euphorbia caput-medusae L.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Medusa's Head (Euphorbia  caput-medusae) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 23 F. (-5C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: South Africa (western part of the Southern Cape Province)

Growth Habits: Up to 4 feet in diameter (1.2 m)

Watering Needs: Winter grower: moderate water when growing.

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

The latex of this Euphorbia is very irritant, handle the plant with caution.

Medusa's Head (Euphorbia  caput-medusae)

Blooming Habits:

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The Medusa's Head can be propagated by cuttings, but they rarely form the central head. Sometimes, cutting both ends of the cutting instead of planting the complete branch incites them to form a head again.

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